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William H. Gerdts on Two Centuries of American Still-Life Painting

As many who are attentive to art world goings-on are aware, collectors Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs recently promised to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, a trove of spectacular still lifes by American artists; the works span the years from 1817 to 2012.  A book on the collection, Two Centuries

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Museum Quality Books: The Shadow, Behind the Scenes in the Crazy Business of Museum Publishing

We’re extremely excited today to launch a new series of posts on our blog.  Entitled “Museum Quality Books,” this series will consist of guest posts from the knowledgeable, erudite, witty, insightful, and altogether delightful directors of publishing at the museums and galleries with whom we collaborate on books.  We kick

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Veterans Day Photography

Follow @yaleARTbooks Today is Veteran’s Day in the United States, on which day we honor all of those who have served our nation in armed service.   It is also Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which recognize the end of World War I.  A visually and emotionally powerful monument to war

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Utopia/Dystopia: Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage

Follow @yaleARTbooks You never see just one image when you study a work of art. With a portrait, you see the physical form of a human being; you can also guess at that person’s inner life by examining her expression or posture. You are also seeing a representation of the

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Curator Mari Carmen Ramírez on the New ICAA Digital Archive of Latin American Art

Mari Carmen Ramírez—   The virtual ribbon has been cut: the highly anticipated International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA) digital archive is now online! The January 19th launch in Houston was accompanied by an international symposium, Mining the Archive: New Paths for Latin American/Latino Art Research. The

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Restoring Ishimoto’s Vision of Katsura

When photographer Ishimoto Yasuhiro asked modernist architect Tange Kenzō to write an essay for his book of Katsura photographs, he inadvertently pitted architectural and photographic approaches against each other. Kenzō’s enthusiastic reaction was akin to Dad “helping” with his child’s science fair by reshaping the vision of the project; instead of merely contributing an essay, he cropped, resized, and reorganized the pictures into what became the “landmark” work.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to Launch Amazing New Digital Archive

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and its research institute, the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA), have announced that they will launch a landmark project in January of 2012: a digital archive of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art and a companion book series. From the Museum:

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Happy International Museum Day!

Around every May 18, the International Council of Museums organizes International Museum Day; this year’s theme is Museum and Memory. Because we at YUP admire our museum publishing partners and their contributions to a global society, here are some exhibitions on view now around the world, with books available from

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Tuesday Studio: Alice Neel’s “Painted Truths”

The visually striking and emotionally intense works of Alice Neel earned her a reputation as one of the 20th century’s most significant painters. A groundbreaking figure for women in art, Neel painted portraits at a time when the role was frequently reserved for male artists. She painted friends and family

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